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2013-09-12 16:28:17

- Iconic store to inspire Americans to choose Britain - NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VisitBritain, the national tourism board, has teamed up with Bloomingdale's on a first-of-its-kind partnership showcasing the best of England, Scotland, and Wales via custom British travel packages promoted in-store, online and in the highly anticipated fall catalogs. These one-of-a-kind travel packages were inspired by the iconic Great Britain landscapes in which Bloomingdale's shot...

2013-03-22 16:22:08

Opening Night Reception Hosted by Dan Stevens and Estelle Kicks Off Two-Day Interactive Pop-Up on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 Showcasing What's Now and Next in England, Scotland and Wales NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, British Airways and VisitBritain kicked off "The Big British Invite (www.thebigbritishinvite.com)" with a star-studded soiree featuring some of the hottest, up-and-coming talent from New York to London. Hosted by Downton Abbey actor...

2012-08-13 02:24:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been quite an exciting summer so far in Britain as the London 2012 Olympic Games have just come to a close. VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for England, Scotland and Wales, takes a look back at some of the most memorable and unforgettable golden moments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/NY56142 ) The London 2012 Olympics opened with a bang as Queen Elizabeth became the newest Bond Girl and parachuted her way into...

2012-08-03 02:23:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the London 2012 Olympic Games' most watched (and admired!) athletes, Ryan Lochte, has more to celebrate in London than just winning gold - his 28(th) birthday. With Brits having established quite the reputation for celebrating, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for England, Scotland and Wales, has come up a list of some of the best and most exciting birthday celebrations for this adventure-seeking star. (Photo:...

2012-03-09 02:00:00

SYDNEY, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -Jetabroad say that there was a substantial increase in the number of Australians heading to the United Kingdom last year- Australia's leading online travel company, Jetabroad, have highlighted a significant increase in the number of Aussies who caught cheap England flights [http://www.jetabroad.com.au/Cheap-Flights/London-LON ] in 2011 compared with 2010. Taking advantage of the exchange rate, many...

2011-09-29 15:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Britain is in celebration mode and we're all invited. This is the message from national tourism board, VisitBritain, as they launch the US phase of their global, four year, multi-million dollar marketing campaign in their most valuable overseas market. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110929/NY77294 ) April's royal wedding shone the spotlight brightly on the UK and the British are not prepared to shy away from the attention...

2011-07-27 07:10:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced "Team USA: Britain Bound," a first-of-its kind, interactive program that will see an all-star roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic champions tour Britain this fall. The program was launched at a One Year Countdown party at New York's Lincoln Center Tuesday night and will take fans behind the scenes as the athletes visit some of the Olympic venues and iconic British travel spots ahead of the...

2011-03-10 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre, tourism agencies VisitBritain and Welcome to Yorkshire invite travelers to experience Bronte Country. A windswept land of heather and wild moors, it is hardly surprising that this region of Yorkshire became the inspiration for the beloved works of the Bronte sisters and fueled the imagination of Charlotte when writing her books, including Jane Eyre. VisitBritain...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been said about the power of Facebook and other social networking sites in bringing people together. Now, for the first time, it's really being put to the test. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/where-can-your-social-network-take-you-116168344.html Unite the Invite is a new Facebook app that tests the power of your social reach. Launching today, the premise is...

2011-02-14 11:00:00

Fans given chance to win a VIP trip to see the "real" Downton Abbey BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For forty years, fans of the popular drama series MASTERPIECE on PBS have been dazzled by the stunning locations featured in its programs. Now MASTERPIECE has launched the MASTERPIECE 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes. In collaboration with VisitBritain, Britain's national tourism agency and home of the Great British Heritage Pass, MASTERPIECE offers viewers the chance to win a...